Nuncio Named to Yemen, United Arab Emirates


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VATICAN CITY, MARCH 26, 2010 ( Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Petar Rajic, who is currently apostolic nuncio to Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, to also be the Pope's representative to Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.

The appointment was announced Saturday by the Holy See.

Archbishop Rajic, 50, was born in Toronto, Canada. He was ordained a priest in 1987 for the diocese of Trebinje e Mrkan, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Also on Saturday, the Vatican announced the appointment of Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, as Papal legate to the Eucharistic celebration of the 10th Congress of Spain, which will take place in Toledo May 27-30.